All songs for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 have been selected. During the weeks between the national final season and the actual Eurovision Song Contest, we will introduce all 43 entries in random order. We are half way through and part twenty-four of the series is dedicated to the Cypriot entry.
|Performer:||Christos Mylordos (ΧρÎ¯στος ΜυλÏ�ρδος)|
|Song:||San aggelos s'agapisa (Σαν Î¬γγελος σ'αγÎ¬πησα – I loved you like an angel)|
9th in the second semi final
San aggelos s'agapisa is a mid-tempo pop song with ethnic elements. Through the lyrics of the break-up song, the protagonist asks his former lover to come back to him:
| Το σταυροδρÏ�μι της ψυχÎ®ς
Κι ο μυστικÏ�ς μας δεÎ¯πνος
ΧαθÎ®κανε στο διÎ¬βα σου
Î�κλεσε πιÎ¬ ο κÏ�κλος
Σαν Î¬γγελος σ’αγÎ¬πησα
| The cross-roads of my soul
Like Jesus' secret dinner
Got lost in your ghosty walk
The circle is closed now
I loved you like an angel
Christos Mylordos is a newcomer to the professional music business. He is a music school graduate who has competed in various music festivals over the past few years. To date, he has released two singles in Cyprus and Greece.
In 2010, he competed in the Cypriot performer selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. He won the selection with his performance of Robbie William's Supreme. The song San aggelos s'agapisa was later chosen internally for Düsseldorf.
San aggelos s'agapisa was written by Andreas Anastasiou (music) and Mihalis Antoniou (lyrics). Mihalis Antoniou previously composed the music to the Lithuanian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004. Performed by Linas & Simona, the song What's happened to our love did not make it past the semi final.
The national selection
In 2010, a talent search was held in order to select the Cypriot entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. Nine singers competed and afterwards, the song was chosen internally.
Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest
Cyprus debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 and had a very good start finishing sixth and fifth in its first two participations. Some lower results followed, but the country managed to equal the fifth place in 1997 and 2004, which also marked the last top ten placing to date. The only three appearances in the final since the introduction of the semi final stage was introduced occured in 2004, 2005 and 2010.
This will be Cyprus' 29th participation in the Eurovision Song Contest. For the first time since 2005 and for the eighth time overall the country is represented by a male solo performer. For the third time since the abolishment of the language rule in 1999 the Cpyriot entry will be performed entirely in Greek.
San aggelos s'agapisa is the ninth song to be performed in the second semi final. It is proceeded by the up-tempo dance pop song from Sweden and it is followed by the mid-tempo pop rock song from Bulgaria.
ΕυχÏ�μαστε στην ΚÏ�προ και στον ΧρÎ¯στο ΜυλÏ�ρδο καλÎ® επιτυχÎ¯α και καλÎ¬ αποτελÎσματα στο ΝτÎ¯σελντορφ!
KÄ±brÄ±s ve Christos Mylordose a Düsseldorf'da iyi Å�anslar ve iyi bir sonuç dileriz!
Live performance in the Greek national final:
The preview video:
Christos Mylrodos in the Cypriot national final:
Ase me, another song:
Tomorrow, we will take a look at the Spanish entry.
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